September 8, 2019 ~ Building East Bridgewater Community One Positive Story at a Time
E B United Methodist Church
Thrift Shop full of surprising treasures and friendly faces.
Open each Wednesday 2:15-5:15pm and Saturday 10-1.

54 N. Central St. in East Bridgewater
508-378-2814 or check website for questions, East
Historical Tidbit: EB Center
To continue her legacy, we are sharing historical images of East Bridgewater that Margaret shared with us.

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Apply for your spot in our 12 week program. Limited spots available in convenient downtown Bridgewater.

Town Hall
175 Central St 508-378-1601
Mon 8:30a - 8p
Tues - Thurs 8:30a - 4:30p; Fri 8:30a - noon

EB Public Library
32 Union St 508-378-1616
Mon & Tues 9 - 8 ; Wed, Thurs, Fri 9 - 5
Saturday 9 - 2 

Council on Aging 
355 Plymouth St 508-378-1610
Mon 8a - 6p
Tues - Thurs 8a - 4p
Fri 8a - noon  

Food Pantries
Union Congregational Church
105 Pleasant St
2nd Wednesday from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm and last Saturday from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

St Vincent dePaul Food Pantry
St. John's Catholic Church
210 Center St EB
(508) 378-3760
Distribution 1st & 3rd Monday of Each Month

Community Meal
Wednesdays 5:30 - 6:30pm open to all.
A donation is appreciated.
United Methodist Church 54 N. Central St EB
Diane Ribeiro
 won a
1 weekend night get away (for up to 4 people) at the Residence Inn - Bridgewater. Includes a breakfast buffet!
You should play our
Historical Tidbit Trivia Game
at the bottom of this newsletter.

You could win
45 minute Reiki Treatment with Jacquelyn Rose
Calling all Bakers of EB!
Apple Pie Baking Contest, Call for Contestants!
Annual judged contest is a great feature of the EB Business Association Family Fun Day & Expo.
Looking for contestants for the Sept 14th contest.

Contact Rose- Marie Culp by Sept 11 (entry date extended)
All bakers must live or work in East Bridgewater
East Bridgewater Garden Club
Monday Sept. 9, 12p
Sharon & Mark Hayward's Farm
182 Bridge St., EB

The East Bridgewater Garden Club will meet at the library at noon and carpool to Hayward Farm. Please bring a chair and lunch. We will have a brief meeting to discuss open issues and upcoming meeting events.
Photo courtesy of: Mary Julius
East Bridgewater Food Pantry
In preparation for Thanksgiving and Christmas, the months of September and October donation requests to the church family are turkey gravy, boxed mashed potatoes, ground coffee and boxed tissues. As always, volunteers are welcome and appreciated. You can contact them at their email which is if you wish to participate and help out.
Dawn Currier and Emily Oliver
You can check out their Facebook page East Bridgewater Food Pantry
Old Bridgewater Historical Society 125th Anniversary Raffle Fundraiser

T he Old Bridgewater Historical Society is celebrating its 125 th year in operation. Founded in 1894, OBHS is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and publication of history relating to the original Bridgewater area. The Board of Directors of OBHS is excited to announce our Quasquicentennial celebration fundraiser. 

Our “125 th Anniversary Raffle” includes some wonderful items including 2 TICKETS TO THE PATRIOTS VS. CLEVELAND BROWNS GAME on October 27th at Gillette Stadium, donated by 3Phase Elevator Corporation. Also in the basket are gift cards for Atina Asian Bistro, Boston Tavern, Bridgewater Bagel, Crystal's Kitchen, Good Days Restaurant, Kenny O'Bryan's Pub, Lawadessa Restaurant,etc.

Tickets are available (5 for $20) through the website's store here or from OBHS board members. The drawing will be held at Bridgewater’s 99 Restaurant on Sept. 24 th at our “Dining for a Cause” event. The winner does not need to be present to win. Additional information about the Old Bridgewater Historical Society and all of its upcoming events can be found on the website here.
Bridgewater Farm Supply – Your Complete Garden, Farm & Pet Store!

Great harvest this year?
Can your bounty and eat it all year long! We have a large selection of canning supplies.
Stop in and pick up yours today!
1000 Plymouth St (Rt 104)
(508) 697-0357
We Need Coaches!

We're looking for baseball coaches/volunteers at the lower levels so teams can be formed and the season can start. If you'd like to coach this fall season, please send us an email at
Now is the perfect time to reseed your lawn and we have the tools to make it easy!

Work smarter not harder!

10 Bedford Park, Bridgewater
 (508) 279-0950

Register Today!

(508) 378-3913
635 Plymouth St, East Bridgewater
Bottle & Can Fundraiser for Troop 29
Sat Sept 14 9a - 1p
Carriage Crossing Plaza (next to Dewhurst/Subway)
For pick up please call 781-983-4690 or email
Members of Troop 29 attend the World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia
Congratulations to the three scouts: Anthony Vecchione. Josh Coyne and Alex Levesque from Troop 29 who were part of the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. The scouts attended the event for a total of 13 days along with 45,000 other scouts from over 150 countries.
Our 3 were part of Troop USA 103 (Mayflower Council). One day, the scouts went out and invited some friends to dinner. They told them to come by, but bring a table to sit at. 
Well, dinner time came around, and over 400 people from troops all over the world ended up showing up for dinner! They had a blast getting to know each other and learn about each other’s culture. 
Scouting at its best! 

Video of BBC coverage
It's all about the kids!

Tap Jazz Ballet, Lyrical, Pointe Musical Theater, Hip Hop

(508) 378-7079
Where did the summer go?
111 Torrey St, Suite 1, Brockton 
Census 2020 Info

Why Are there Census Takers in My Neighborhood?
You might see census takers in your neighborhood for a few different reasons:
  • They are verifying addresses in preparation for the census.
  • They are collecting responses to the census or another survey.
  • They are dropping off census materials.
  • They are conducting quality checks on the census.
Census takers who verify addresses are called address canvassers. They help ensure an accurate and complete count by verifying address lists across a wide area of physical geography, housing structures, and residence types.
Part of this effort involves census takers on the ground noting where houses, apartments, shelters, and other residences are located. Census takers will attempt to knock on every door in the neighborhood they are canvassing.

Census takers will begin visiting homes in 2020 to collect responses from those who did not respond online, by phone, or by mail. At the same time, there will be other surveys ongoing, such as the American Community Survey, so there will also be census field representatives visiting homes for other reasons as well.

How Can I Verify the Identity of a Census Worker?
If you are visited by someone from the U.S. Census Bureau, here are some tips to assure the validity of the field representative:
  • Census takers must present an ID badge that includes a photograph of the field representative, a Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date.
  • Note that census workers may be carrying a Census Bureau phone or a laptop as well as a bag with a Census Bureau logo.
  • If you still have questions, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative.

Call today to get your
air ducts cleaned!
An air duct cleaning service is an investment not only in your health, but in the health of your HVAC system!
(781) 910-5029
Treat Yourself to a YUMMY Breakfast or Lunch!

We're Open:
 Mon - Sat: 8am - 4pm  
Sunday: 8am - 2pm

12 Temple St. * Whitman
(781) 447-1064

21st Annual EBBA Business Expo & Family Fun Day 2019

East Bridgewater Town Common
Saturday, Sept 14 at 10a-2p

The EBBA will be hosting their 5th annual pie eating contest and will also be hosting tons of activities such as pony rides, face painting, music and food vendors.

Church Yard Sale
Saturday, September 14, 9:00-2:00pm.
East Bridgewater United Methodist Church
54 N. Central St. in East Bridgewater MA 
508-378-2814 or check website for questions,  
Church Yard Sale to Benefit Operation Christmas Children
Sat, Sept 14 9a-1p
Community Covenant Church
400 Pleasant St, East Bridgewater
The Community Covenant Church will be having a 50/50 yard sale. Bring your stuff! We will provide the space and the tables. We ask that 50% goes to OCC.
Come and shop rain or shine!
Nessralla Farm
What will you find at the farm today?

FRESH, LOCAL, ORGANIC! Carrots, summer squash, sweet and hot peppers, green beans!
Stop by today! 

318 Plymouth St. Halifax
(781) 294-1767
FREE Intro to Svaroopa® Yoga!
Sun, Sept. 15,
1 pm

Come experience the difference!

Now taking new
Embodyment® Yoga Therapy clients
Learn how you can live pain-free!

More movement, less stress!

484 Bedford St, E. Bridgewater
(508) 331-3564
East Bridgewater Community Gardens Receives Generous Donation
A heart felt Thank You to the EB Agricultural Commission for your generous donation of $500 to the Community Gardens. It will be very helpful in going toward hoes, shovels, rakes & watering nozzles. Your support and enthusiasm for our efforts is very much appreciated! Agricultural Commission members: Caryl Guarino, Chair; Dan Betchelder, Vice-Chair; Larry Allen, Treasurer; Lynn Lundberg, Secretary; & Sharon Dunn, Cam Woodward, Peter Santilli, and Katie Cavanagh.

Pictured: Dan Betchelder, EB Agricultural Commission Vice-Chair; Lisa Rue, EB Community Gardens Chair, and Caryl Guarino, EB Agricultural Commission Chair. Image credit: Lynn Lundberg

Have fun with us and bee entered to win
45 minute Reiki Treatment with Jacquelyn Rose

  Historical Tidbit Question:
Where is Fred Bates Morse Square?
(answer is in the picture)

Email us your answer at: 

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On September 11, 2019 we will randomly pick a winner from the correct answers.

"Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life." ~ Amy Poehler 

"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed." ~Napoleon Hill

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." ~African Proverb 

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."
~Harry Truman
Us humans were meant to build and to create together!

It's in unison that great things happen.

Together, we can change, heal, love and bring peace to the world. Have a great week. ~ Jacquie
The Buzz Around is brought to you this week by: Jen Bellody, Theresa McNulty, Janice O'Brien, Jacquelyn Rose & Gregory Venezia
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